Have you heard about 'ARSE-ICONS'? No? Well... here goes.

(_!_) a regular arse

(__!__) a fat arse

(!) a tight arse

(_*_) a sore arse

{_!_} a swishy arse

(_o_) an arse that's been around

(_x_) kiss my arse

(_X_) leave my arse alone

(_zzz_) a tired arse

(_E=mc2_) a smart arse

(_$_) Money coming out of his arse

(_?_) Dumb arse

My apologies to whomever who finds this offensive :) Hope this brings some smiles to your day. It did to mine. Thanks to you Anne Mathew. You never fail to bring laughter to my life. She just e-mooned me.

A.Tiong, Grandpa, James & H.Lian

My sketchbook arrived today for the Sketchbook Project. Hopefully we'll get it done come December before the Christmas hols.

The paper is quite thin.. but it should be fine for sketches. It smells nice too. Let's bring in some cuban cigars and smoke it out :)

I'll probably be doodling all over since i don't have an idea on which angle i should go. Time is running. Gotta go.

Michelle Featherstone - Coffee And Cigarettes

Coffee and cigarettes are a good combination. When you are having a coffee and a cigarette to tag along, it feels good. A lot of things get discussed over coffee and cigarettes :) These are the simple habits or addictions of life.

Things that feel good are not necessarily good or healthy for one's being. As good combinations go, it is also a very hard habit to break.

I don't smoke now but i did try many years ago. My dad used to be a heavy smoker. And he was a very agitated man. I swore to myself never to smoke when i grew up. i dodge friends that keep trying to get me to be like them and smoke with them. Over at discos and parties, i was always offered a smoke and i always declined. They respected that. One day, when i was going through a very tough time, i grabbed two cigarettes from my friend's table and went to the loo. I sat thinking for a long time... lighted both up and put both in my mouth. After a few puffs, i threw both in the toilet and flushed them away. Rule of the thumb, never try to smoke two cigarettes at once :D

Smoking was quite like Mills and Boons story books. You smoke one, they are all alike. You read one Mills and Boons book, they are all alike too. I never did smoke again after those two in the toilet. It didn't solve my problem and i didn't find the need for them anymore.

Coffee on the other hand is the most hard habit to break. In my family, we have coffee even when we were kids. Black coffee. I remember grandma and her really tall glass of black coffee. It used to make me smile when i see her with her tall glass of coffee.

The longest i went without any coffee was one month after i went for a detox programme. After the detox regime, i forgot about coffee completely. Until a month later, coffee came back in full glory. Slowly but happily, i welcomed it back to my life :) It has been a habit ever since to have one each morning to send a wake up call to all my organs.

Coffee on the other hand are not quite like Mills and Boons story books *LOL*

And why am i talking about coffee and cigarettes?

I took on a new project. Its called the Sketchbook Project. I took it on after i read about it on Emila's side.  She is taking on the challenge too. It would be fun to do it together.

Its been quite a long while since i drew or sketch anything. I got grey hair to prove that its been very long. I probably won't remember how to hold a pencil correctly.. and sometimes, i can't even read what i scribbled *LOL* But i could use with some excitement to keep me busy for 3 months.

We are actually quite busy now at work till our Christmas break. What have i got myself into *LOL* Worse come to worse, i'll just keep the sketchbook if i don't finish it by December. What a loser to think such thoughts.. hahahahahahaa

Anybody else wanna join us in this? I choose the theme coffee and cigarettes. It would be fun.

The Sketchbook Project: 2011
Most of us get countless of emails everyday. Some are probably SPAM or funnies from friends and some are those chain-letters that people forward to you to earn themselves some "good luck" while you DIE (yes... its always in caps in the emails) because if you didn't forward the email out in 15mins or so or if you didn't send it out to 10 people, you are going to have 10 years of bad luck. Or so it says :)

I just don't quite understand why people do those silly emails. Even if you get those emails, why do you forward it to your loved ones or friends or anybody for that matter to get bad luck or worse... DIE if they don't forward it out. *LOL* Not that i believe that i'm going to DIE if i don't forward those chain emails.

Sometimes you get good thought provoking emails... that should be shared. So here i am sharing one with you. Some of you probably got this in email many times over the years or read it somewhere. But it is always good to keep receiving these ones to remind us on what really matters most in the end.

So here goes...

Five Regrets of the Dying 
by Bronnie Ware, Platinum Quality Author

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.

People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learned never to underestimate someone's capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.

When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people have had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.

It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.

2. I wish I didn't work so hard.
This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children's youth and their partner's companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.

By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.

3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.

We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.

It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip.  But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end. That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier. 

This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called 'comfort' of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content.  When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.

When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.

Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.

Hope you all enjoyed reading the above. Something to crack your head over for the weekend. I might need to re-evaluate my life too :) I should probably spend more time with Curly than in front of this blinking thing. Hope you guys have a great weekend ahead.

I am sad. She is always working. No one is playing with me. 
This is what i do alllllllllllll day.

Inspiration - Gipsy Kings

I remember a moment in time where we all will go... Baila Baila Baila Baila Baila Me
or we'll go BammmmboleoooooooooOOOOooo and then sometimes we'll twirl round and round in a very tight office :) It was a very happy place to be... and it was where i was most inspired.

It was also the place where I learnt to make a proper cup of coffee :) I spent 6 months in that office for training but the experience was enough to carry me through a lot of things.

We always have music in that office... it was like a mini disco. A lot of Gipsy Kings and instrumentals. A lot of smokes too because they love to smoke above our heads. *LOL* I came back home smelling like i just came back from clubbing.

It was also one of the crazy times in my life where we moved all the computers back to my boss's apartment to work over the weekend so that we can all be in one place. The office were not allowed to open on Sundays way back then. We crashed there for 48 hours to prepare for an important pitching. I don't even remember how we crawled back home after that 48 hours of no sleep.

A happy moment in time :) Give me Gipsy Kings anytime and the Baila Baila Baila Baila Baila Me comes back all at once.

Music can be a very useful tool when you are stuck or you need some inspiration.

I have a high respect for anyone who can play the guitar well. And not those campfire guitarist. But real guitarist that can play full songs. Or any song on demand :) I wonder if i could find a guitarist in my winter years to play some tunes for me. And he has to love dogs too :D Or maybe i could send Dom for some guitar lessons...

This is one of my new furfriends. She is the first one to warmed over and trusted me.

I have been feeding some strays in the backlane behind my house. There are some regulars and some from the other neighbourhood. Our lane, which my neighbour named Jalan Kucing (meaning Cat Road) has more smaller strays. A few of my neighbours are kind and feed the cats too. The bigger cats do find their own way and food.

I do not know if feeding strays is right or wrong. Are we adding on to the populace of the strays by feeding them? But can you walk away if you see a thin hungry frail kitten?

Some of these strays love our garden. We have a big mango tree which they love to climb and hang out. They also love to go up to the roof to sleep. Sometimes we hear them walk on the roof in the night. Other times we can hear some chase and run up on the roof when they help us to eradicate the rats.

Lately, i've moved their plate of food from the backlane to this spot in the back of our garden. Here they have their own space to eat peacefully and properly. Its a guarantee meal each evening when i am around. Though they don't quite like to eat kiblets, if there's nothing to eat out there, they will always come by to eat the kibs.

These are the regulars which i feed. There's mommy cat who is always wary of strangers. The smaller kitty who is terrified of people. The other two who are eating are more trusting.

Cats have a different personality compared to a dog when it comes to trust. Their survival instincts makes them less easy to trust which should be respected. I think trying to smother affection to a stray cat will just result in frightened and probably aggressive cats.

when the two trusting ones were little...

I've never owned any cats in my entire lifetime. We always have dogs.

Dom is very protective of his garden. When he sees a cat, he'll chase them up the tree. On some days, he is quite open to the cats being there and wouldn't bug them at all. But when he's feeling like having some fun, he'll chase them up and down and out. Sometimes he chases the birds in the garden too. Well... his brother Piper is not around. There's no other furry fella to play chase with.

With time, i am sure i'll have names for these four cats :) In the meantime, one of them is ever so willing to pose for me. She actually loves the camera. Compared to dogs, they make very good photography subjects. They love to pose and they can sit still :) Hope you enjoyed our new furfriends.

I can pose and sit still too... if there are treats involved here

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How often have you had a chance to have a 20 pound bag of dog food donated to a shelter simply for writing a blog post? It’s really that easy. Pedigree has upped the ante big time. And please spread this message: The food drive is not limited to pet blogs. Imagine if we could spread this message beyond our circles and see how far it goes? The numbers could be substantial. Here is the full scoop:
  • Each year, more than 4 million dogs end up in shelters and breed rescue organizations. Pedigree created The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive to help shine a spotlight on the plight of these homeless dogs.
  • This year the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive is raising awareness for homeless dogs by donating a bowl of food to shelter dogs for everyone who becomes a “Fan” or “Likes” The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive on Facebook. So far more than 1  million bowls have been donated.
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Back Home Again ~ John Denver

This is one of my many favourites of John Denver's songs. Yep.. i am from the John Denver era :) whoops! kinda makes me old :D He was very much a part of my life as he kept singing in the background no matter in the house or in the car :) He was everywhere.

The last of family member left this morning. Boy was the last to leave. A very sad face again. *LOL* Poor kid is always with a sad face each time he has to go back to college. And the countdown to sadness starts from yesterday. We told him.. cheer up. Its only 6 weeks and you'll get to come back home again for a holiday. No amount of cheering up did crack a bit of a smile on that face. Maybe it was the ulcer in his mouth that was giving him grief.

Boy saw most of his friends this time he came home for his break. They were all back since it was the Hari Raya holidays and a lot of the colleges and universities were having a longer break too. He went out with some friends and compared notes about living life on their own. Most of them suffered. Most of them are not very happy. Most of them have to struggle real hard.

He's in one of the top classes in his school. They are a very competitive bunch. Very brilliant bunch of kids. Most of them are on government scholarships and doing heavy degrees. When you are on government scholarships, you have to struggle hard to get a good place in the public university next year.

He told me, none of his friends are happy living out on their own and away from family. I asked him why? He told me... it is because we have to struggle and study real hard all the time. There's really no time for play because 2 years of work is cramped into 1 year to prepare them for university. I wonder if this is education gone wrong. Our country is developing a bunch of robots.

I remember my time in college was the happiest. But i did art. We didn't do much studying. All we did was have fun and went everywhere. We didn't have much grieve. It was just late nights doing the projects before the presentations but most of the time we were singing happily and doing the projects into the wee hours of the morning. But i am not a professional and i don't earn a lot of money. That's probably why i should have probably studied harder last time :)

We have had a lot of family at home these past few days. Dad was happy for the extra company. Dommy was delighted. So many people giving him tummy rubs and so many people taking him out to the garden to run wild.. hahhahahaa And so many people feeding him under the table. Each and every person in the house seems to be feeding him secretly and he's not telling me who. He's just happily bobbing here and there with a perpetual smile plastered on his face.

His head is ruffled each time he walks into each and every room in the house. Everywhere he walks he gets a Dommieeeeeeeeeeeeeeee... and he was almost not beside me most of the days. He was kinda parked at the dining table because that was where he had his most handouts :)

This holiday alone... just these few days.. i think he has kinda gained a bit of weight. His tummy seems to sway left and right bobbing happily away when he walks. And i thought that i have successful controlled his weight lately. I am going to get a shelling from Dom's groomer again next i see her because she will tell me that i am overfeeding my dog... again. But its really not my fault. Really.

Well... guess we do have to trim down his food again. His thin long legs will not be able to support his weight when he gets older... and he's very much a senior dog. Its really something to watch out for. Overfeeding is not love. My father always say that Dom doesn't look like a poodle. He says Dom's too fat to be a poodle. He looks like the roundest poodle. He'll probably have to join the Biggest Loser soon to lose some weight.

It has been a good holiday this time. We didn't go on any roadtrip and got stuck in some other state or on the highway. We were just at home bumming around. Cooking.. we even made a lasagna that don't quite taste like cardboard this time (yes! we are getting there) kids making cupcakes.. and just tons and tons of laundry :) Our laundry keeps piling up each day even though we did about 3 rounds each day. I could even hear the washing machine groaning away and finally heaving a sigh of relief yesterday.

I met up with some friends who came back too. It was nice catching up with them. We were laughing so loud in the coffee shop we kinda forgotten our manners. We were rolling on them cushions and thought that we were at home. These were my college friends. They still remain my closest buddies.

Well... this kinda sums up our long weekend of the Eid holidays. Hope everyone had a good break back home with family or with friends. Its been a while since this home was filled with life again. Both Dom and i are waiting for the next time that they will be back home again.

Very tired well fed rounded creature. He don't quite know how to cover his bits.
We have our winner for our Happy Giveaway sponsored by CSN Stores. Both Dom and i did a draw with all your names written on pieces of papers.. and our winner is

Congrats to you Marg. Hope your cats will have loads of fun with the cat tree :)

Hope all of you enjoyed this giveaway. Thank you so much for participating :) Thank you again to CSN Stores for sponsoring the giveaway.

urmm.. can i have my treat now? i did all the hard work of drawing a winner

Selamat Hari Raya / Eid Mubarak to all Muslims all over the world!

A special wish to my blogger friends here in Malaysia especially to Emila, Marzie, Khemy, Rizal, Bain, Aki, Yun, Diya, Soulie and Bem. Be safe on the roads and have a wonderful raya in the kampung or in the city. May all of you have a blessed Raya with all your loved ones. Maaf Zahir Batin.
Last weekend we went on a short roadtrip to the hill station near my home. It takes about an hour plus to go all the way up to the top... urmm.. almost the top :) We were at Cameron Highlands for a short weekend getaway.

Cameron Highlands is most famous for their tea. BOH tea. It is also where a lot of our vegetables are grown for our country's own consumption. Strawberry farms are also in abundance here. You can spend your day picking strawberries at the farms too.

It is funny i hardly come up here. Its only about an hour away to enjoy a wonderful view and cool clean air. I guess i am probably just lazy most of the times :) During the holidays, it is a no-no to visit this hill station. We locals know that its a bumper to bumper ride all the way up the hill. With a lot of honking too.. kind of like a wedding car entourage *LOL*

My uncle rented his company's cottage up in the hills and it was a very pretty cottage. The view was superb. It was way up in Brinchang and pretty close to the Boh Palas Tea Plantations.

the cottage where we stayed

My uncle is quite a nature lover. He loves to be in the forest and close to nature. If you want to see a rafflesia, he'll know where to take you. He's always running and at 50, he is still very much into marathons and stuffs.

view from the porch

Each time i go on a holiday, usually i'll take quite a lot of pictures like a crazy picture starved person. Documenting our trips became a very much loved hobby for the past few years. But this time, i was just taking the pictures with my eyes and less with the camera. I was just enjoying the view. Keeping the beautiful sight in front of me in my head instead of in my computer :) Sometimes i trust my memory more than the harddisk since one conked on me :p

Piper enjoying the view.. urmm.. he was tired so he's sometimes in a world of his own

Ahhh.. and this time... my two furry friends came with us on this holiday. When we go for holidays and stay at hotels, most hotels do not allow pets in my country. Dom and Piper are usually sent to the boarding hotel. I don't quite like to send them there now as each time they come back sick and dehydrated. The last time we were away for a week, both of them came back quite sick even though we gave the boarding house our own pet food. The place costs us a bomb and they both still came back with bloody stools.

both of them at the porch... and Piper guarding the cakebox he marked

There were a total of 21 humans + 2 furries in that old rickety cottage :) 12 more family members came for dinner that night. They left after dinner back to our hometown. Our extended family is quite a loud big bunch. Two birthdays were also celebrated that night.

During the night, some of us slept on the wooden flooring in sleeping bags as we went as a big group. There were only 3 rooms and all the beds were for the aged and the smaller kids.

The winds were howling and the wooden shutters were banging that night and it was pretty eerie *LOL* Dommy was sleeping right beside me on his own sleeping bag and Piper was in and out of his mommy and daddy's sleeping bag. He kept changing places every few hours. Towards morning, our feet was getting real cold and its a good thing i had a personal furry heater right beside me :)

the furry heater
his tee is getting a wee bit small for him.. it is riding up *LOL* 
Either the tee has shrunk or he's getting too fat

This place boasts a pretty sunrise each morning. I woke up at 5.30am to wait with my camera and a coffee at the porch but no sunrise as it was a wee bit cloudy that morning :)

breakfast in the kitchen... my aunt having a good laugh over something

All in all, it has been a good trip for everyone especially for the older folks to catch up. My dad and his siblings had a good time catching up and laughing quite a lot. It is good to be able to bring them together once in a while and to hear them exchange health tips, recipes and health issues :)

I'll probably go there again to catch more photos next time. That's all from our roadtrip last weekend. Hope you enjoyed the photos :)

Mother Nature does have a sense of humour ;)
A family that eats together stays together. Most cultures have a belief that families should always eat together. There was a rule in our family that everyone had to be seated before anyone could dig into the food. Before that, the youngest of the young would have to invite everyone who is older than him/her to eat. Then the 2nd youngest and so and so. It was a rule since my grandma days. It is quite a sight to see everyone asking everyone to eat.. hahahhahahaa

When i was little, dining tables used to be smaller. I remember my grandma's dining table which is a round marble top with pretty sturdy wooden legs. I had my first birthday on that table. Grandma was holding me while i was right smack on the table with my siblings and cousins surrounding me and my cake. The antique table is still around. My aunt is having it in her house. They still have their dinners on that small round table.

In our household here, we used to have a rectangle dining table which sits six people or more but we only had six chairs. It is also the same table that my mom used to chase us round and round with a cane when my sisters and i tipped her balance on some days. It was like a game of chase because my mom never got to us *LOL* We are pretty smart and run into the rooms to lock ourselves in any chance we could. But mom being mom never really wanted to whip us with the cane. She only wanted to scare us by chasing us with the cane.

One day our rectangle dining set went away and mom finally got her dream dining set which is a round dining table with matching chairs. The table can be opened in its center and extended to a larger table accommodating more guests in the house. I call it the "James Bond" table because it has a hidden side to it :)

I know that it was her dream set because she wanted it for a very very long time. I remember her face glow with pride when the dining table came into our home. Her needs were always shelved to accomodate our needs first. My mom was most patient to get to her dreams. Her needs were very simple.

Personally i prefer a round dining table. Its the nearness of family members when everyone tries to get themselves stuffed into the tight circle to have a meal that keeps them all together. Families should always try and eat together once in a while. With our current hectic pace of life in the city, meals are never eaten together. People grow more distant and families fall apart.

CSN Stores contacted me recently to host another giveaway for you guys. Everyone loves a giveaway sometimes right? I know i do :)

Here's how you can be in the running for this gift certificate of USD65.00 valid at any of their online stores. To enter to win the gift certificate go to any of the CSN websites and leave me a comment on this post on what you will get if you win!
This giveaway ends this Friday night at 11.11pm (Malaysian time) and I'll announce the winner on Saturday morning.
Footnote: There may be international shipping charges in the case of Canadian addresses.
Its been a looong time already since we got a chance to blog. So here we are in a longer picture.

Ok.. that don't quite make much sense. Our hooman girl just kept taking long pictures of us. We only have long pictures to show you. She said something about the camera getting longer.

Piper didn't get any longer. He still have the shortest legs. *BOL* I think i look quite the same in length. Maybe my fur got longer and Piper's tail got longer but we sure am just the same.

Guess which one is Anny and which one is me *BOL*

Sorry it has been a looooooong time since we drop by your side. We'll be dropping by soon. Come back again soon as we have another giveaway to giveaway :)

woofs & licks,
Hello peeps. A week away from the computer is pretty stressful *LOL* Not any computer but my own computer. I did meet a couple of other computers who didn't quite meet my "standards". I am pretty lost without my own stuffs the way i tuned them. Guess i am just too set in my ways.

I went to pick my computer up yesterday morning when i came home from a part working holiday in Kuala Lumpur :) With a silly grin (yes.. my computer makes me grin), i plug my system on and what greeted me was BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP. I went NoooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooo.. kinda like the end of the world thingy in movies *LOL* It wasn't quite hilarious then because some people were waiting for me to send some work to them. On and off and on and off... same beeping sounds. Darn!

Off i went with a very angry face back to the shop. Even my dad and Dom were moving aside when they see me storming out of my room with the CPU under my arm. *LOL* I heard my dad said... drive slowly ah. When i am angry, i usually drive like a crazy fool. Some people would know. Its worse when i have a brown paper bag with me. But that's another story for some other day.

By the time i reached the shop... i have cooled down. Slowly i told the shop manager... it is beeping again. He was apologetic and said he will test it again. Off i went on home and informed my office that i am computerless again. I probably would be fired soon if this is beginning to be a norm. It is a good thing i work with another colleague on things. Both of us sort of support each other when one is down. So the whole workload went off to her side. Poor woman was up to her nose in work. She kept asking me... when is your computer coming back. *LOL*

Bright and early today, i called the shop again. The manager said, when we tested your system yesterday, there was no BEEP at all. He tried everything and there was still no BEEP. He explained he cannot change the motherboard if its not faulty as its company policy to only replace things that are problematic. I turn a bit yellow and green.. and pale. Then i ask him.. what now? He said.. you got to wait until the next time it beeps.. then you call support from your home and let them listen to the beep. If they cannot solve it online, then they will change it for you. Meaning problem not solved.

I went to pick up my un-BEEP CPU which was probably rolling on the floor laughing at me. I swear it was grinning at me for pulling such a joke on me. But the shop manager was sweet. He still carried my CPU for me to my car both times. Such a gentleman. He was apologetic. He was just doing his job. I can't be mad at him.

Well... this is a few hours of un-BEEPness :) I don't know if my computer will decide to BEEP or un-BEEP on me tomorrow. But hopefully we'll get a beep to get it sorted out soon. Intermittent BEEPs are pretty annoying.